Miami-Dade to release Zika-positive trap locations

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Posted: Sep 28, 2016 9:05 AM

MIAMI (AP) — Miami-Dade County officials say they're planning to release the locations of mosquito traps that captured Zika-positive insects in Miami Beach.

Michael Hernandez, a spokesman for Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, told the Miami Herald (https://goo.gl/rBttmw ) they'll be naming the locations Wednesday morning.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott and Surgeon General Celeste Philip encouraged county officials to release trap locations, and the county made the decision Tuesday evening.

Earlier that day, Gimenez sent a letter to the state Health Department saying he would release the locations unless state health officials prohibited the action in writing by Wednesday afternoon.

Both the state and county had previously refused to disclose the locations, arguing the records were exempt from public records law because they were part of an epidemiological investigation.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com